Nestled in the gorgeous Ameln Valley, the
village of Tafraoute is surrounded on all
sides by red-granite mountains. Despite its
unassuming appearance the area is actually
quite prosperous due to the hard-earned
cash sent home by relatives working in the
big cities or abroad.
It is a pleasant and relaxed base for exploring
In late February/early March the villages
around Tafraoute celebrate the almond harvest
with all-night singing and dancing; the
festivities move from village to village and
therefore last several days. A lively souq
takes place near Hôtel Salama from Monday
evening through to Wednesday.